baldie

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bald +‎ -ie

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baldie (plural baldies)

  1. (informal, often derogatory) Somebody who is bald.
  2. (birdwatching, slang) The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus).
    • 1999 August 15, Staca Hiatt, “Re: Anyone ever tried emu?”, in alt.support.diet.low-fat, Usenet[1]:
      The bald eagle is the national bird of the United States. Plus the bird is endangered. So, yeah, I'd probably have a problem with sitting down to a plate of baldie for dinner.
    • 2010, Bruce Squiers, “Winter's Majesty”, in Marty Becker, Gina Spadafori, Mikkel Becker Shannon, editors, The Ultimate Bird Lover: Stories and Advice on Our Feathered Friends at Home and in the Wild, Health Communications, Inc., ISBN 0757314384, page 161:
      They are almost always accompanied by immature bald eagles that, although about the same size as a mature baldie, have a darkened head and mottled feathers.
  3. (slang) A fish, the baldchin groper.

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